When Is The Best Time To Trim Rose Bushes

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A: The best time to trim a rose bush is when the stems are at their most supple. This means that it’s often ideal to wait until after new growth has emerged from the base of the plant. It may also be beneficial to wait until after all of the flower buds have formed, which will help your bush produce more flowers in future years. In addition, you should avoid trimming during periods of drought as this can weaken or damage healthy roots and branches. You can perform pruning tasks such as pinching off dead shoots with pruning shears or cutting back large bushes by hand using a sharp hedge trimmer